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Season’s Greetings from the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing!

Ljubica 20 years crop resizeWhat a great year 2014 has been for the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing. It was such an eventful and successful year, and we would like to thank you for being part of it!

This year saw many productive collaborations and well-attended events and training sessions all over Victoria. Some of this year’s highlights were the Shaping Inclusive Services 2014 Conference; Cultural Diversity in Ageing Leadership Initiative and Cultural Diversity in Ageing Partners Networks; Seniors Week Celebration Day and the suite of professional development workshops and training in Melbourne, Phillip Island and Apollo Bay!

Another highlight of this year was that the Manager of the Centre, Ljubica Petrov, celebrated 20 years of service at Benetas. Ljubica began working at Benetas as a Community Liaison Officer, before establishing the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing four years later. A big congratulations to Ljubica, who has worked tirelessly over two decades to ensure that the aged care sector recognises and responds to the ever-growing needs of Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse population - her passion and leadership has been an inspiration to us all at the Centre.

We would like to thank our colleagues, friends, partners, and event sponsors who have supported us during the year. Thank you for continuing to inspire and encourage us to strive for excellence in our work.

Season’s Greetings from the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing. We look forward to another fantastic year in 2015.

Image above: Ljubica Petrov, manager or the Centre (front, centre) celebrates 20 years with Benetas







Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land this website was developed. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their ancestors and elders, both past and present and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We hope our work contributes to the wider project of respect and recognition between cultures in Australia. Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing receives project funding from the Australian Department of Health to administer the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program in Victoria.


Did you know?

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36% of people aged 65 years and over in Australia were born overseas
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1 in 3 people in aged care services were born overseas
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In 2016 the median age of Australian-born people was 34 years compared to 59 years for Europe-born people